|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:
to be an occasion for excitement."
She looked down at him a moment, and then she shook her head.
"I don't think I can promise that, father. I am excited already."
Mr. Wentworth was silent a while; they all were silent,
as if in recognition of something audacious and portentous.
"I think they had better go to the other house," said Charlotte, quietly.
"I shall keep them in the other house," Mr. Wentworth subjoined,
Gertrude turned away; then she looked across at Robert Acton.
Her cousin Robert was a great friend of hers; she often looked at him this way
instead of saying things. Her glance on this occasion, however, struck him
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
"Why doesn't Sheriff Oaks lock him up if he's that bad?"
"Oaks went away with the rangers. There's been another raid at
Flesher's ranch. The King Fisher gang, likely. An' so the
town's shore wide open."
Duane stalked outdoors and faced down the street. He walked the
whole length of the long block, meeting many people--farmers,
ranchers, clerks, merchants, Mexicans, cowboys, and women. It
was a singular fact that when he turned to retrace his steps
the street was almost empty. He had not returned a hundred
yards on his way when the street was wholly deserted. A few
heads protruded from doors and around corners. That main street
The Lone Star Ranger
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Not especially," admitted Tip.
"Then you cannot judge the matter. I myself am Thoroughly Educated, and I
say that puns display genius. For instance, were I to ride upon this Saw-
Horse, he would not only be an animal he would become an equipage. For he
would then be a horse-and-buggy."
At this the Scarecrow gave a gasp and the Tin
Woodman stopped short and looked reproachfully at the Woggle-Bug. At the
same time the Saw-Horse loudly snorted his derision; and even the
Pumpkinhead put up his hand to hide the smile which, because it was carved
upon his face, he could not change to a frown.
The Marvelous Land of Oz